Audemars Piguet – A pioneer in the Swiss watch manufacturing
Audemars Piguet or more commonly referred to as AP was established in 1875 by Edward Auguste Piguet and Jules Louis Audemars and it is still run by their family. This makes it one of the last Swiss watch manufacturers that are still owned by the founding family. While the company is now more than 145 years old, it was the Royal Oak series that helped the company set out what it is today.
Royal Oak was designed by Gérald Genta back in 1972. The company recently celebrated 50 years of the immensely popular Royal Oak series. This model was responsible for bringing people’s attention to the sports watch genre, which also includes the Patek Philippe Nautilus.
Now, the Audemars Piguet portfolio consists of various collections including the Royal Oak Offshore and the Royal Oak Concept. The Offshore variant was basically a larger and more masculine version of the classic Royal Oak. The new Concept series has been introduced to allow AP to experiment with new materials and technology.
One of the latest additions to the brand’s catalog is the Code 11.59 collection which debuted in 2019. These watches feature circular dials and they are a fusion of classic AP watches and modern details. Specifically for the collection, the Swiss watch manufacturer has also developed several new calibers including its first integrated automatic chronograph caliber.
Popular Audemars Piguet watches
Audemars Piguet has a huge collection of watches under its roof. The collection even involves numerous timepieces created in limited series that symbolize an astounding degree of horological perfection. The classic, sporty and traditional timepieces from the house of AP are one-of-a-kind creations. These include the immensely popular Royal Oak and the Royal Oak Offshore series. All these watches showcase the pinnacle of watchmaking technology.
Here’s a list of all the popular Audemars Piguet watch collections:
- Royal Oak
- Royal Oak Offshore
- Royal Oak Concept
- Code 11.59
- Jules Audemars
Every Audemars Piguet fan either has a Royal Oak in their collection or they aim to have one. The sports watch was first introduced in 1972 and since then it has set a benchmark for the category. The watch attracted enthusiasts with its astonishing case material and groundbreaking design at the time.
One of the most unique things about the Royal Oak is the bezel and the set of eight hexagonal screws attached to it. This really helps Audemars Piguet to distinguish it from other sports watches alike. There is a rubber seal between the bezel and the case making the watch water-resistant.
AP Royal Oak is an impressive timepiece but it did not gather immediate success. Over time, it did win a lot of hearts. The watch enthusiasts are particularly fond of the 39mm Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin ref. 15202ST.
Royal Oak Offshore
Audemars Piguet Offshore is an extended part of the Royal Oak family. It offers a much sportier design when compared to its Royal Oak counterparts. Under the Royal Oak Offshore moniker, the company has a range of models that vary from 37mm to 45mm, with some earlier editions measuring a massive 48mm in diameter.
While the regular Offshore watches have a water resistance rating of 100 meters, the Offshore Diver watches get an internal diving bezel and water resistance to 300 meters. Non-Diver versions also come with a chronograph function, which further elevates the sporty nature of these watches.
Over the years, Audemars Piguet has introduced quite a lot of watches in the Offshore collection. The Swiss watch manufacturer now has everything from diamond-studded women’s watches to chronographs with tourbillons. Most of these Offshore watches come with a stainless steel case. However, AP also offers the Offshore in titanium, platinum, gold, and ceramic.
Royal Oak Concept
Audemars Piguet brings state-of-the-art technology to watches with its Royal Oak Concept collection. These watches get a similar design to the other Royal Oak watches with a pinch of modern elements on them. All of the Royal Oak Concept watches also come with a tourbillon.
If you choose to go in with a Royal Oak Concept, AP will offer you a choice between a traditional tourbillon with a front-facing bridge or a flying tourbillon with no bridge. The watches in this collection also feature additional complications, such as a second time zone or chronograph.
One of the most popular models in this collection is the 2021 Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther” Tourbillion. The watch has taken its design cues from the Marvel superhero Black Panther. Celebrating the launch of the special edition watch, Audemars Piguet auctioned off a special, one-off edition of the same. The distinctive timepiece was sold for a jaw-dropping 5.2 million USD, which made it the most expensive AP watch of all time. However, the proceeds from the auction were donated to charity.
Audemars Piguet introduced Code 11.59 collection back in 2019. In order to develop the watch, the designers took a different approach as they grabbed hints from the classic watches from the past, which is why it resembles to the watches from the 1930s. The watch collection is filled with different types of timepieces including chronographs and the regular three-hand wristwatches.
No matter which model you pick, you will always get a Code 11.59 with modern numerals, raised dial edge and narrow bar indices. It is also worth mentioning that most of these Code 11.59 watches feature a 41 mm dial and many those come in white or rose gold.
The Millenary collection by Audemars Piguet comes with unique oval cases that help set it apart from the crowd of round watches. The Millenary series first arrived in 1995 and since then it has never failed to impress watch enthusiasts. Initially, AP sold various models in the Millenary collection with dials up to 47mm in diameter. Now, most of the models come with 39.5mm dials.
One can buy Audemars Piguet Millenary for the diamonds on the bezel, or the distinctive case. Some of these watches also come with diamonds on the case, dial, and movement bridges. If you get the top models of the collection, you will even get complications like a tourbillon, minute repeater, or quadrennial calendar.
Jules Audemars is named after one of the founders of the company and it was a part of the Audemars Piguet catalog until 2019. The collection features elegant three-hand models with small or central seconds. There are a few models in the collection that feature chime, perpetual calendar, tourbillon, or minute repeater.
Besides that, Jules Audemars collection also has Extra-Thin models with two hands for the hours and minutes. These watches have a thickness of just 6.7 mm.
Buy Audemars Piguet from WatchMaestro
Audemars Piguet manufactures some of the most beautifully designed watches. From the well-admired Royal Oak series to the elegant Millenary collection, AP has everything to please every kind of customer. But when you finally think of buying one of these, you should ensure that the seller must offer you an authentic product at the best price possible.
With WatchMaestro being your medium of choice, you have eliminated any risk and welcomed a lot of goodness. Besides getting a great price on the purchase, you will also get to go through a safe and secure transaction.
Here are all the right reasons to buy Audemars Piguet from WatchMaestro:
- Authentic watches
- Best deals
- Safe and secure transactions
- Multiple payment options
When buying an Audemars Piguet, you have to be sure that you do not fall for any fakes. Thanks to our series of quality checks, you are guaranteed to get an authentic watch at WatchMaestro. Our team of horologists examines every watch from the inside and out to ensure each and every part is genuine. Moreover, we make sure that all the watches have authentication certificates, original box and paperwork and the service record.
Whether it is the AP Royal Oak Offshore or the AP Code 11.59, no matter what watch you pick, you should get the best price deal possible. WatchMaestro ensures that the pricing is highly competitive and unmatched in the whole luxury watches Dubai industry. It will not only help you get the watch you have been wanting to buy for so long but you will also be satisfied with the purchase due to the attractive pricing.
Safe and secure transaction
Getting the watch you want or getting the right price for it might not be as difficult as it sounds. What is hard to find is a place where you can have a safe and secure transaction without worrying about a single thing. WatchMaestro plays an important role here as we offer complete transparency and give you a safe experience.
Multiple payment options
We believe that when you are buying a luxury watch like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, you should not be obligated to pay using a particular payment method. This is why we give you multiple options to pay for your purchase. You can always use the traditional credit/debit card method to make the payment or you can make a wire transfer. We also accept payment in cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, USDT. Lastly, you can also choose to pay via cash if you are in ṭhe UAE.
Explore opportunities with your existing Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet has a wide range of watches under its roof and if you want to exchange yours with another model, WatchMaestro can help you with that. We can also assist you in getting a great deal if you are interested in selling your Audemars Piguet.
Here’s everything you can do with you AP watch:
- Sell your Audemars Piguet watch
- Consign Audemars Piguet watches
- Trade Audemars Piguet watches
Sell your Audemars Piguet watch
With WatchMaestro’s sell my watch option, selling your Audemars becomes a painless and straightforward process. We will authenticate and evaluate your watch to derive the perfect value for it. Once that is done, we will offer you a rate that is going to be unmatched in the whole luxury watches Dubai market.
Consign Audemars Piguet watches
With our consignment option, you can get your AP watch listed on our website and wait for the right buyer who is willing to pay a good sum for your watch. Once it is sold, we will transfer the amount to you via any of your preferred payment methods.
Trade Audemars Piguet watches
With our watch trade options, you can get your AP watch exchanged for another model. The whole process is quick, seamless and hassle-free.